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Grenadier Guards mounting guard at Buckingham Palace 22 - 22 Jun 1855

Salted paper print | 11.9 x 14.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2500173

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Photograph of Grenadier Guards who served in the Crimean War mounting guard at Buckingham Palace. There are around thirty soldiers standing in a loose formation. They are wearing dress uniform and are carrying rifles which they are holding overlapped in front of them to form crosses. Buckingham Palace can be seen behind.

Throughout the war Queen Victoria had taken an active interest in the welfare of the troops and on their return to Britain she met a number of veterans at Buckingham Palace and at the military hospital at Chatham.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Infantry-Foot Guards (1st or Grenadier) (1819- )
  • 11.9 x 14.3 cm (image)

    29.5 x 23.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Grenadier Guards mounting guard at Buckingham Palace, 22 June 1855 [in Crimean Portraits, 1854 - 1856]

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
              • Military uniforms
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Buckingham Palace
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)